Saturday, March 5, 2011
Believe it or not, there are some stores that I never think of going into. Slick furniture stores just never attract me. I’m not talking about brand name showroom stores like Cappellini, B&B and Artemide, which I love. But those no-name stores that sell a bit of everything. You know. Where you go to buy an armadio or a set of bookshelves.
Well, we need some bookshelves, and Ikea just wasn’t gonna cut it this time. So Saturday morning saw me and Domenico in a store I had passed by a million times, but never set foot in. Interiors Fattorini. Right on the corner of Via Arenula and the Lungotevere. Even though Domenico (my Italian architect husband) had bought tons of stuff there, for clients, I just had never had a reason, before today, to wander in.
To answer your question: yes, we bought a set of bookshelves that will fit our new flat screen TV. But of course what got me all kinds of excited was the pretty, glowing dishes and glasses that were scattered all over the store like confetti. Goblets and flutes, platters and teapots, mugs and pitchers. Although the store is mostly about couches, beds, tables and chairs someone there sure knows her accessories.
(FYI: They have really nice furniture too.)
Via Arenula 55